We've got good news for Halo fans which, for some reason or another, don't actually own an Xbox!
The Steven Spielberg produced live-action series will also have a home on television, as well as on the games console. Apparently, Xbox Entertainment Studios are finalizing details in a deal with Showtime, with Variety reporting that "the company is close to a deal with a pair of showrunners to steer the series adaptation of the expansive bible developed by screenwriter Stuart Beattie, but the deal is not envisioned as a straight-to-series pickup."
However, there still seems to be some bumps in the deal that need to hammered out, particularly how the television version will operate with the relatively untested Xbox entertainment service platform. Variety continues:
The deal with Showtime has taken a long time to work out because the sides are charting new territory for a show designed to air on Showtime as well as Xbox, with enhanced interactivity built in for the latter platform. Details are still being hammered out, but sources say the plan is to have episodes bow on Showtime first, followed by the Xbox window.
The Halo game franchise has always flirted with the possibility of breaking into new territory outside of the medium. It's already released a live-action web-series, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, which did relatively well with fans and critics - especially by web-series standards.
Unfortunately, [Halo](movie:559680) has had trouble making the jump to the big screen, with various big named directors previously attempting to adapt the franchise and failing in the pre-production stages. However, it looks like a new contender has just entered the ring, as sci-fi expert Ridley Scott has been described as working on a "digital feature" - although it will most likely be a television film or mini-series at this point.
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